Kasama, March 14, 2015, ZANIS…The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) National Youth Chairperson Kamanisha Muleka says the Union is hopeful that government would urgently look into the issue of the wage freeze.
Mr Muleka said the issue should be resolved so that workers can be motivated and work with a peace of mind.
The government imposed a two-year wage freeze on public service workers effective last year in 2014.
And Mr Muleka has urged other unions to incorporate youth committees in their structures in order to address the challenges that the young people face such as high unemployment.
ZANIS reports from Kasama that Mr Muleka was speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the Youth Day celebrations on March 12 held at Kasama Civic Center where he also revealed that the ZCTU has begun participating in youth day celebrations.
Mr Muleka said for the first time in many years, the Union had decided to show solidarity with the young people of Zambia by participating in the event.
Mr Muleka said this year’s theme,’ Youth building a stable and sustainable future.’ was ideal as it fit into the aspirations of young people across the country.
He said to include young people in the leadership structure, ZCTU had established a youth committee.
Mr Muleka appealed to affiliated unions to emulate the ZCTU and incorporate youth committees in their unions.
He said ZCTU youths in four provinces namely Southern, Lusaka, Copperbelt and Northern Provinces had for the first time participated in the Youth Day events on March 12.